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What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

Alcohol and BP: Hi. Alcohol can cause or worsen high blood pressure. My advice is get your blood pressure well treated. Drinking with high blood pressure is OK as long as: 1) your BP is well controlled, and 2) you're not an alcoholic (i.e., drink in moderation). ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What to do if I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening?

What to do if I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening?

HTN/Sitting: It depends how high is high. If you have no other symptoms that would suggest an acute issue which is does not seem like all that may be needed is adjustment of your medication and the time period and dosing of the medication ...Read more

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What happens if I have low blood pressure?

Depends how you feel: Blood pressure is a number, and there is no absolute "normal." many young people, especially females, can be perfectly healthy with a systolic BP of 80-100. If you are completely asymptomatic, there is no cause for concern. If you feel dizzy as a result, it is important to maintain oral hydration, especially with electrolyte-rich fluids. Gatorade and coconut water (contains lots of potassium) help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure and nosebleeds?

What to do if I have high blood pressure and nosebleeds?

High Blood pressure: High blood pressure prolongs nosebleeds but doe not cause them. Controlling your blood pressure will decrease the duration of a nosebleed. The cause your nosebleed can be determine often by a physical exam ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen when you have low blood pressure and low blood sugar?

I'm curious what could happen when you have low blood pressure and low blood sugar?

Stroke: Among other things you could have brain injury from either. Fainting from low BP results in falling. Avoid confined spaces like phone booths. One cannot assume a recumbent position which will helps to restore good blood flow to the brain. You need to avoid both low blood sugar and low bp. Get it checked out right away. ...Read more

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What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

Nothing special: This is common as you age. It is treated the same and complications are the same as high BP of other types. ...Read more

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What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

You feel fine.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing! patients tend to feel fine. By the time you develop headaches, chest pain or shortness of breath you have probably had uncontrolled high blood pressure for a long time. The only way to know how your blood pressure is doing is to have it measured by a trained professional. ...Read more

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What happens to the heart if you have high blood pressure?

What happens to the heart if you have high blood pressure?

Thickens: High blood pressure over time results in response called hyper trophy. This affects the main pumping chamber, the left ventricle. The chronic pressure overload can also cause the left upper chamber to dilate which can lead to arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation. The end stage result can be heart failure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

See your ob: Need to see your OB asap. VERY important to control blood pressure during pregnancy for you and your unborn child. Regular exersice (30-60 min, 5x/wk) Watch your diet (salt, processed foods, sodium) If on med for BP by your OB....take it.... Regular (even weekly at times) OB visits. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What do you feel like when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel like when you have  high blood pressure?

Normal: High BP usually has no symptoms - it is often referred to as the silent killer. Very high BP may be associated with neurologic symptoms, angina or headache. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when you have severely high blood pressure and high white blood?

Separate issues: It means (as you know) that your BP is elevated. The high white count usually suggests an infection unless it is very severely elevated (>20,000) which can indicate a hematologic issue. The 2 problems are not usually related unless you happen to have an infection in your kidney or brain. In either case, there would be lots of symptoms pointing in those directions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure and pulse after surgery?

HTN/High Pulse: 1. Control Pain 2. Use B Blockers like Labetolol in the acute post surgical period ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: Depends on how low you are talking about. Most people that say they have low blood pressure mean that they are normal but their pressure is on the low side of normal. If your pressure is abnormally low you need to be under medical care.A healthy well balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, nuts, grass bed beef, bison, chicken, wild salmon, walnuts, almond milk, rice milk should keep you well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low blood pressure when lay down only?

What to do if I have low blood pressure when lay down only?

Have this looked at: Usually the converse is seen. There are a few reasons this occurs. A good starting point is to have orthostatic BP and heart rate checked in the doctors office. ...Read more

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My dad's blood pressure is 187/108. I know that's very bad. What happens if you have high blood pressure?

My dad's blood pressure is 187/108. I know that's very bad. What happens if you have high blood pressure?

Acute and chronic: Acutely, there are no adverse effects (unless the BP is exceptionally high, higher than your father's). But over the long run, the risk increases for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney disease. Your father needs to get his BP under control - not today, but over the next couple of months. ...Read more

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I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. what can I do to put it normal?

I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. what can I do to put it normal?

It depends: Know that it's normal for your blood pressure to decrease at night. But two things that matter to determine if this is worrisome, is how low is low and do you have any symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, and/or weakness when your blood pressure is "low". This information is very helpful for better counseling you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more